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Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult ... Read More

Kilimanjaro Machame route - 37 Trips with 35 Reviews

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Enosa Expeditions
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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This route, with its steep passages and higher altitudes, offers you occasional views of Mount ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 1 hour ago
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  • Trekking the Highest Mountain of Africa.
  • Perfect Option for Those with Just 6 Days.
  • Easy to Acclimatize and Better Chances of Successful Climb.
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White Snow Travel
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6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

Mount Kilimanjaro's Machame route is a popular hike favored by experienced backpackers. For those who ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator White Snow Travel
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  • Machame offers the best route for acclimatization.
  • Fantastic views of natural scenery and snow-capped peaks.
  • Ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on African continent.
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Migration Venture Africa Ltd

Kilimanjaro Climb- Machame Route

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For those who only have 6 days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd Active 1 day ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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  • 7 days to climb Kilimanjaro Mountain via Machame route.
  • Explore the fascinating African wildlife.
  • Specialist hiking guide in Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Dahlia Africa
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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Combined With Wildlife Safari

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The seven day Machame route trek is the ideal schedule for this route. On the ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Dahlia Africa
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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  • Conquer Africa's highest peak..
  • Witness the curvature of the earth..
  • Trek past verdant forests and silent glaciers..
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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)

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Possibly the most scenic route to the summit, Machame boasts several paths to its highest ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator G Adventures Active 18 hours ago
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Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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The Seven (7) day Machame route approaches Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the south-west ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
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  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain..
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak..
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Maasai Wanderings
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route, 7 Day Private

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Kilimanjaro Machame Route with Karanga Valley acclimatisation - 7 days Often called the "Whiskey Route" ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Maasai Wanderings
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  • Referred to as the "Whiskey route", it is better suited for the more adventurous hiker.
  • The route offers some truly beautiful and varied scenery.
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Zara Tours

Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit

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The Kilimanjaro Machame route is by a wide margin the least-used route on Kilimanjaro, getting ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Zara Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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  • Uhuru Peak.
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Altezza Travel
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Umbwe Route, 8 Days

The route Umbwe is almost parallel to Machame. The two treks merge at Barranco camp ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Altezza Travel Active 1 day ago
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  • Summit the majestic Kilimanjaro with a small/medium sized-group.
  • Enjoy the climb through forest, moorland and desert.
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Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
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6-Day Tanzania Explorers Machame Climbing

The 6-Day Machame route package approaches Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the south-west and ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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  • Kilimanjaro trekking on Machame route.
  • Trekking during the day and overnights in campsites..
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Novi Travel & Tours
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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Of the seven main routes used to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the ... Read More
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  • Operator Novi Travel & Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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  • Climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.
  • Magnificent views from various viewpoints.
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Braventure Africa
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7 Days Machame Route

On this trek, we will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa through ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Braventure Africa
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain.
  • Best route for acclimatization.
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak.
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Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is now the most popular ascent ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris Active 10 hours ago
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  • Getting to the top of highest mountain in Africa.
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Seven Wonders Safaris
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6 Days Trek To The Roof Of Africa - Kilimanjaro

This 6 day trip will take you to the Roof of Africa - Mt. Kilimanjaro ... Read More
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Kilimanjaro Machame route Reviews

4.8 - Excellent Based on 35 customer reviews
Can't get any better Reviewed Tour: Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)
Anonymous From Australian
5 - Excellent
“Incredible experience made a million times more memorable due to the warm, welcoming, new G-adventure family I had. Cannot fault the team.”
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Merlyn From USA
5 - Excellent
“Very beautiful trip, with all the logistics organized with this local company. everything was five stars.”
MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREK AND SAFARI Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Tolis From Greece
5 - Excellent
“We had an amazing trek and safari with Enosa Expedition.
We did the 7 day trek through Machame route. Noel, the owner of the company was always there to answer our questions while planning our trip. During the trek the guys made us feel comfortable all the time, the food was more than plenty and very tasty. Every day upon arrival at each camp everything was set to make us feel like home. Special thanks to all the porters, our guides Anton, Fraterino and Preygod and the amazing cook Sheidi. We also did a two day safari at lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater, our driver Shirima was an exceptional person, polite and kind always keen to help.
Everything was perfect, it was an unforgetable trip.
Thanks again Noel and everyone else.”

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Overview

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult route, it paradoxically has a higher success rate than the Marangu Route.

Beginning at the south-west side of the mountain, the route takes around six day to complete; however, seven days is advised for a day should spent for acclimatization for safety reasons and for a higher probability of a successful summit. Climbers will sleep in designated campsites in tents. Trekkers have two options to reach Uhuru Peak. Majority of the trekkers choose the long Barafu Trail that offer the scenic view of the Rebmann Glacier. The other route is on the Western Breach Route, which is more thrilling and traverses through Lava tower and the Arrow Glacier.

The Machame Route is a very popular trail probably because climbers experience spectacular scenic beauty and diversity. The trail starts off by traversing through the lush, green rainforest to the moorlands and then to dry and dusty Shira Plateau. After climbing up to the Uhuru Peak in the Arctic climate zone, the descent is made on the steep Mweka Route, which allows trekkers to experience the dry mountain desert and the lowland forest. So, take this route if you want a more challenging and scenically varied trail to the mountain and don’t mind crowds.

Machame Route - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate To Difficult
Trek Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: All Year

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Trek starts and we will go to Machame Camp 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: To Shira Camp 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 3: To Barranco Camp via Lava Tower 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: To Barafu Camp via Karanga Valley 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 5: To Summit and Mweka Camp 11 – 14 hours
  • Day 6: To Moshi 3 – 4 hours

Trekking facts for the Machame route in a nutshell

  • It is the most popular route -- 45% of climbers
  • Heavy Traffic
  • Moderately expensive (comparatively) as it starts at a remote location
  • Camping
  • It is a very scenic route (and also the reason for its popularity)
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